Posted by Macot (2017-03-11 09:19 CET)
I was thinking a lot about this one. At first I was giving Fu advantage: his calmness is fantastic, his form even better and he just one against number one, Selby against whom he had very poor record. But on the other side, this is going to be special match for him: for every Hongkongese a sporting match against Chinese neighbours is special. And in the past, Fu did not fare very well against Ding; perhaps the emotions are too strong or he simply don`t like the way Ding is playing. But Fu lost 5 out of the last 7 contests...
Ding on the other side are always a player that can excell or fail miserably... His current season was solid, but nothing more than that. And his recent results went down a bit. But during this tournament, he played fantastic snooker, eliminated Higgins at his best and will be up for this one. I expect him to dominate this match. The fact is, Fu does not react best when under pressure and Ding has quality to put him under some.
My call is Ding to win 6-3!
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